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Frohnmayer Family Loses Third Daughter To Rare Disease

Amy Frohnmayer Winn passed away Sunday morning.
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Amy Frohnmayer Winn passed away Sunday morning.

Amy Frohnmayer Winn, the third daughter of David and Lynn Frohnmayer, died Sunday of complications from a rare disorder. She was 29.

Amy Frohnmayer Winn passed away Sunday morning.
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Amy Frohnmayer Winn passed away Sunday morning.

Amy Frohnmayer was born with Fanconi anemia. She is the last of three sisters to die from the complex and chronic disease.  Their late father, Dave Frohnmayer, was a past President of the University of Oregon. He founded the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. On their website, Amy's mother Lynn Frohnmayer wrote:

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of a truly beautiful, fierce, and compassionate soul."

Amy Fronhmayer Winn recently completed a second master's degree at Oregon State University in Bend. She married Alex Winn in a hospital room in early June. Amy is survived by her husband, mother, and two brothers, Mark and Jonathan, neither of whom carry the gene that causes the disease. 

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Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.